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years. >> reporter: as house budget committee chairman paul ryan spelled it out, the republican plan would cut the deficit by 4.6 trillion dollars over ten years. some of that would come through the higher taxes approved in january. but 1.8 trillion would come from repealing the president's signature health care law. in addition the plan convers medicaid to a block grant to the states and reduces its federal funding share. ryan also proposed, as he has in the past, transforming medicare by giving seniors a fixed amount to purchase traditional program coverage or a private plan. last year's republican vice presidential nominee acknowledged that the plan won't get past senate democrats or president obama. instead, he said, it's an opening bid. >> will the president take everyone of these solutions? probably not. are a lot of these solutions very popular and did we win these arguments in the campaign? some of think so. and so what we're saying is here's our offer. here's our vision. eiras how we propose to balance the budget and grow the economy, repair the safety net, save medicare. >>
be stepping away from the stage, but his running mate wisconsin congressman paul ryan is back in the thick of fiscal fights on capitol hill. today, he addressed the deficit. >> by living beyond our means, government is sending us a message. it is saying, if you plan ahead, if you make sacrifices for your kids, if you save, you're a sucker. it is brazenly stealing from our children and our young adults and it has to stop. >> reporter: amid the stickers, tchotchkes and people in costume, the conference also showcased other rising republican stars, calling for a fresh approach. kentucky senator rand paul is a tea party favorite mulling a 2016 presidential bid. fresh from an attention-getting filibuster, he warned conservatives must stand on principle if they are to win nationally. >> the g.o.p. of old has grown stale and moss-covered. i don't think we need to name any names here, do we? our party is encumbered by an inconsistent approach to freedom. the new g.o.p., the g.o.p. that will win again, will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and personal sphere. >> reporter: florida senat
on congressman paul ryan's gop budget proposal which takes aim at spending. he spent sen months putting u.s. hospital bills under the microscope to find out why health care american style costs so much. his findings are in the march 4th issue of "time" magazine. howard dean is a physician who during his six terms in office kept costs in check. gentlemen, welcome. i look forward to this conversation. >> thank you. >> you spent 21,000 words, longest article in "time's" history. it was an amazing piece with some amazing reporting in it, but i'll ask you to boil those 21,000 words down to about 20 and tell me why you think principally health care costs as much as it does. >> i think i can blow it down to four words. the price is too high and the reason the price is too high is there isn't a free marketplace. the typical health care consumer whether it's the person who is uninsured or even the largest of the insurance companies doesn't have the leverage in the marketplace. we live in a world where we think this is a free market. we like everything to be a free market in this country and there
patients to bear more of the program's cost. gop budget pointman paul ryan once again throwing down the gauntlet to democrats. >> we don't think it's fair to let critical programs like medicare go bankrupt. we don't think it's fair to take more from hardworking family to spend more on washington. >> the obama white house wafrted little time in criticizing the budget, when it comes to reducing the deficit the math doesn't a
's not going to get us very far. >> reporter: some republicans, such as house budget chair paul ryan, on msnbc today, also questioned whether the meetings with lawmakers are just for show. >> the question is, is he going was the so-called charm offensive a temporary, you know, poll-driven political calculation, or was it a sincere conversion to try and bring people together and start communicating? >> reporter: other republicans expressed more optimism about the talks and about the larger process of compromise. >> there are going to be places we are going to disagree, and he recognizes that we recognize it, but that doesn't mean that we can't find places where as he would say where there is overlap and try to do those things and so it was encouraging, i was glad to have him come. >> reporter: for now, house republicans are going ahead with ryan's budget proposal, unveiled yesterday, to balance the federal ledger by 2023, relying heavily on spending cuts and entitlement reforms. democrats in the senate are pushing their own plan, a 50-50 mix of spending cuts and higher tax revenues. neither pla
with the republican senators and lunch with paul ryan and yesterday going over has said that he doesn't believe that the republicans clearly understood what he had on the table. because as the republicans continue to say if the president would present us with a budget and his view of entitlement cuts, then we could have a serious discussion and he has not done that. the president seems to suggests he understood that they clearly did not get what he had said before. >> i think that there's something to that. i'm struck when i meet people who say the president doesn't have a plan. >> rose: so why do you think that is? serious well meaning people don't believe the president has a plan. >> it's a mystery to me. you could go write on the whitehouse web page and find offers for the cpi, the medicare reforms, loopholes that we would close. i don't know, but -- >> rose: that's the plan you're talking about then. that's the president's complete plan. is it negotiable? >> the president has never said my way or the highway. he's looking for a solution adamist. what he has said he wants to balance the ap
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